In this report, Physicians for Human Rights describes the excessive and indiscriminate use of force against protesters by Indian state police and Central Reserve Police Forces with weapons misleadingly represented as “less than lethal.” While Indian authorities claimed that the use of these weapons was meant to reduce the potential for injuries or fatalities, PHR researchers found that their use had in fact caused serious injury and death.
Minorities living in Myanmar have suffered decades of human rights violations at the hands of the government and security forces. This new report found that the Muslim Rohingya face such systematic abuse and denial of rights that they pervade nearly every aspect of daily life.
Since July 2015, the Turkish authorities have waged a campaign against the population of southeastern Turkey, resulting in thousands of deaths.
The Syrian government has besieged Madaya – a small town controlled by opposition forces an hour’s drive from Damascus – trapping residents inside without access to supplies, food, or services outside the town since July 2015.
The Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) 2015 Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of our work between July 2014 and June 2015 (PHR's fiscal year).